Revolutionary rest for your muscles

Our NTI treatment eliminates pain and discomfort in the jaw and head caused by teeth grinding.

  • You might be grinding your teeth at night without even knowing!
  • Relax your jaw at night with an NTI device, providing comfort and maintaining your oral health
  • We will teach you how to be aware of teeth grinding tendencies, and how to prevent oral damage!

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Experience extraordinary dentistry. Call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. at (209) 334-4370

Eliminate habits that harm your teeth.

Learn how to prevent teeth grinding and protect your oral health for a lifelong healthy smile.

Do you know the symptoms of teeth grinding?

Headaches, discomfort in the jaw and gums, and loose teeth are all signs to look out for.

Relax your jaw at night with an NTI.

Reduce the pain from jaw clenching and grinding with a device that fits perfectly and securely in your mouth.

1208 W. Tokay Street, Lodi, California, 95240  (209) 334-4370

Symptoms of Teeth Grinding
Do you wake every early morning with a headache and uncomfortable jaw and/or gums? Are your teeth loose and worn out? If your response is yes, you likely are struggling from bruxism. Bruxism is a common condition that affects numerous Lodi oral health patients at various levels and at all stages of life. Nevertheless, most people with bruxism are not even aware that they have it until their dentist begins to become curious about shrinking teeth or strange bite abnormalities. While it might take a while to find the certain reasons for your teeth grinding, you can not afford to let your teeth be ground down for any longer. Teeth grinding and clenching frequently occurs in the evening, when you are fast asleep. For that reason, numerous patients do not look for medical diagnosis. Common indicators of teeth grinding consist of waking up with a headache, the experience of swelling or discomfort in the jaw, or inexplicable damage to teeth.
How Does NTI Work To Prevent Teeth Grinding?
Teeth grinding can be caused by tension and anxiety. It frequently takes place throughout sleep and is most likely triggered by an unusual bite, missing or rigged teeth. Reduce the pain associated with night-time teeth grinding and jaw clenching with NTI. The NTI is a revolutionary new device that provides rest for your muscles. It is custom fit to your upper front teeth and provides a flat surface for your lower teeth to rest in the position most comfortable for your jaw muscles. The NTI-tss appliance features a snap-in fit to stay secure throughout the night. Kids can not use the basic gadget, however a specialized home appliance produced intentionally for baby teeth can be made. Numerous insurance coverages will assist in covering the costs of the appliance, due to the fact that it is FDA approved for migraine treatment and falls under the classification of oral device or splint. Unlike other appliances in the past, NTI helps break the cycle of grinding or clenching, rather than only reducing symptoms. The Nociceptive trigeminal restraint stress suppression system (abbreviated to NTI-TSS, or NTI-tension suppression system) is a type of occlusal splint that is used to prevent headaches and migraines by defeating sleep bruxism. The objective of the NTI-TSS is to unwind the muscles associated with clenching and mastication, therefore reducing the chances for migraine headaches and stress headaches to develop. It is in some cases utilized for temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Once diagnosed, we can often treat bruxism, migraine headaches, or TMD with a revolutionary little acrylic mouthpiece, the NTI-tss device.
Tips To Stop Teeth Grinding
Other pointers to help you stop teeth grinding:
  • Avoid or cut back on foods and drinks which contain caffeine, such as sodas, chocolate, and coffee.
  • Avoid alcohol. Grinding has the tendency to magnify after alcohol intake.
  • Do not chew on pencils or pens or anything that is not food. Avoid chewing gum as it allows your jaw muscles to get more used to clinching and makes you most likely to grind your teeth.
  • Train yourself not to clench or grind your teeth. If you discover that you clench or grind during the day, position the pointer of your tongue in between your teeth. This practice trains your jaw muscles to relax.
  • Relax your jaw muscles in the evening by holding a warm wash cloth versus your cheek in front of your earlobe.

Get the smile you have always wanted, call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. (209) 334-4370